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Sorry for all of the questions but I'm trying to get this one just right so please bear with me.

I'm in the process of putting together a 6BR for informal paper punching and egg shoots. I thought I had a stock picked out but now I'm second guessing it. The stock I had planned on was the McMillan Remington Hunter. It seems to have a lot going for it except the cheek piece. I'm just not a fan of them. I really don't like a Monte Carlo style either but can live with it over a cheek piece for sure. I'm in need of a stock that is going to be 90% a bench gun with maybe an impromptu crow or groundhog. Barrel is going to be very close to a Remington Varmint or maybe a little heavier. I'd like a fairly flat forend, and no cheek piece. I've contemplated going to one of the A-series of stocks, or maybe even the HS PSS stock. What is out there that would work for my criteria?

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Ky221, is this what you have in mind for a stock design?
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GB Renegade from RHR direct and go M5 DBM. 7" RPM 223 SALAMI here,but my BR's(224 and 243),sip happily from 5rd steel versions of same. Hint.

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Not exactly Ken. Ideally I'd like to have a stock very similar to what was on my old 22PPC Sako. It was perfect.

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I prefer GB Terrain ergo's and again as BR's go,pass M5 AICS DBM's. Hint.

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Not avaliable for my action.

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Crap!

What about the REM-CLONE Varmint or the HTG-M40A1?


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^^^^^
The HTG is a very good fit for what you describe. The M series are bulky to the point that I find them to be difficult to get comfortable with.

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The HTG is a very good fit for what you describe. The M series are bulky to the point that I find them to be difficult to get comfortable with. If you prefer the vertical grip stocks without the bulk you might look at the Game Warden. It has the same forend as the HTG to accommodate your barrel taper with a slimmer grip area than the M series.

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You Amazingly STUPID Fhuqks never disappoint,by simply doing your best. Hint.

The M40A1 was Gale's first handle and "HTG" is it's Civilian nomenclature,from literally the same mould. Real Deal M40A1 here and it is a "M" series. Hint.

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The M40A1's low comb and narrow rounded fore end,are heavy ergonomic concessions. Ryan's Terrain,crushes the M40A1 in all regards,for actually shooting. Again as BR's go,pass the M5 AICS DBM's. Hint.

A couple/few here,with Game Warden furthest away. Hint.

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For the people suggesting the HTG. I love that stock and what it is, but I am not a fan of the low comb height. It doesn't bother some people, but it gives me fits.

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My first 6mmbr wears a Mcmillan Marksman stock. It is a copy of the early Winchester 70 sniper stock. No cheekpiece, no Monte Carlo, semi-wide front. I think is is all you could ask for. I have two of these stocks and they work very well.
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Rick- I'm envious. I love the marksman stock. It's exactly what I want but guess what? McMillan dropped it from the lineup.

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Originally Posted by Ky221
For the people suggesting the HTG. I love that stock and what it is, but I am not a fan of the low comb height. It doesn't bother some people, but it gives me fits.
They make it with an adjustable comb.

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The 'Varmint' pattern stock inletted for the Remingtons and clones is an exact duplicate of the Sako Varmint stock.


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Originally Posted by Al_Nyhus
The 'Varmint' pattern stock inletted for the Remingtons and clones is an exact duplicate of the Sako Varmint stock.

Bingo. Great stock pattern. Had a couple with 700 VS contours. Needs 23” or less tube, due to short forend. Just my opinion there….


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Here's the exact stock I'm talking about....the McMillan 'Varmint' pattern. In the past, McMillan cataloged this as the 'Sako Varmint' pattern as it's an exact duplicate of the original Sako Varmint stock. They would then inlet that blank for a Remington, etc. On some actions, that inletting would be a bit of a compromise for asthetics, though. Subsequently, McMillan made another mold that would better suit the non-Sako actions, while retaining all of the physical aspects of the Sako stock. As a McMillan dealer for some years.... suppling stocks to several rifle builders...I learned this from the late Kelly McMillan and Dick Davis (the shop supervisor) directly.

Anyway, this morning I grabbed one of my personal 6BR's with this exact stock for an example. Barrel is a 24" Lilja 3 groove HBR contour (.800 muzzle @ 24"), action is a short 700 extensively reworked by my mentor and good pard, the late Stan Ware (inside bored with a full length bolt sleeve, bolt handle repositioned for maximum camming, leading edges of the lug/abuttment angles increased and some shroud tricks).

With 65 gr. BIB flat bases, the thing shoots almost like a real-deal Benchrest rifle (with a capital B). But what I built it for, is 'dog whacking. With the 55 gr. Nosler BTips @ 3,700, it's just poison on longer range 'dogs....it's like cheatin'. wink


Anyway....enough blah-blah about the gun. Here's the stock, for those interested.

If you order a 'Varmint' pattern stock from McMillan inletted for a 700 or a clone, this is what you'll get. Again, it's a duplicate of the factory Sako Varmint wood stock...slight Monte Carlo, double palm swells, no cheek piece, flat forearm that will accept a large barrel.

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For comparison, this is the Kelbly 'Varmint' pattern stock. A bit longer fore end than the McMillan 'Varmint', no palm swells, straight comb with just a very small cheek piece, nice flat bottom on the fore end and comes pre-inletted for up to a LV barrel. This is a 25.5" Remington Sendero profile chambered in 22BR on a Kelbly Atlas single shot.

Kelbly's has stopped making stocks but there are some over runs and extras out there and available. wink

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